It is no secret that Garry Monk attempted to join in on the deadline day transfer bonanza but was left frustrated in his pursuit of a left back - such as Kyle Walker or Nice defender Timothee Kolodziejczak (who went on to join Sevilla) - and a right winger; Scott Sinclair and Andre Ayew.
The summer market in it's entirety must be considered a success for the Swans, though, as the club exchanged terms with Lukasz Fabianski, Bafetimbi Gomis, Stephen Kingsley, Marvin Emnes, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero and Federico Fernandez.
However, considering the amount of clubs looking for a proven goal-scorer, combined with late - and sustained - interest from AS Monaco, the real coup on deadline day has to be the fact that Swansea City have retained the services of Wilfried Bony.
The club have also been performing admirably in the Premier League and currently share top spot along with Chelsea having returned a hat-trick of victories from their opening three games."I’m not surprised," Welshman Ryan Giggs offered when appraising the club's start to the new campaign. He had more: "Once you establish yourself in the league, it becomes a little bit easier. That’s what Swansea have done, they are now an established Premier League team and they’ve got that confidence, that philosophy through the club.
"No matter what manager comes in, they still play attractive football and I’ve seen first-hand – they beat us in the first game of the season, so they’ve obviously started off the season really well and they’re flying.
"That’s obviously great for Welsh football," he concluded.